Biographicals notes

Juan Francés next to his piano

 

 

The Valencian painter Juan Francés was born in Xàtiva, land of big artists. Here the great painter José de Ribera « El Españoleto » was born.
An artist who renders a noble worship to freedom and independence. In his beginnings he belonged to the Artistic Movement of the Mediterranean and Current Art of Valencia, but little by little he kept retreating from groups and influences that could influence his artistic requirements. He experienced abstraction, which contributed and facilitated chromatic, harmonic and aesthetic contributions to his work.

Great fan of music, at an early age he learned violin and piano which together with reading, fills his spaces of leisure. For this reason he has dedicated an important part of his work to music and its interpreters, with works where aesthetics and the expression imposes themselves.

The painter captivated by music

 

 

Part of his extensive work can be found in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Madrid, and in different cities like Frankfurt, Hamburg, Sao Paulo, Paris, Washington, Barcelona, New York, etc.

In words of the own artist:
" What I try is to transmit sensations across the vibrations of the colour. I do not reflect the world such as one sees it, but such as I feel it ". " Painting has to transmit, to move and to be humanly understandable ". " The daily objects must be something more than the primary image ".

A life dedicated to painting, a painting that portrays the feelings of the artist's whole life.

Exhibitions in Art Galleries & Museums

Painting outdoors

1957  Spring Lounge. Castellón de la Plana.
1959  North American Studies Center. Valencia.
1969  Tempo 68. New York.
1970  La Decoradora gallery. Alicante.
1971  Latín Quarter Art Gallery. Valencia.
1975  Lázaro Gallery . Madrid.
1976  Bargalló gallery. Barcelona.
1969-73-74-75 and 76  Estil gallery . Valencia.
1977  Guiteras gallery “ CONTEMPORARY TEACHERS OF THE XXth CENTURY ”.
1977  Ribera gallery. Valencia “ ARTISTS AWARDED MARCH LOUNGE ”.
1988  INTERART. Valencia.
1989-90-91-92-93-94-95 and 96  Zúccaro gallery. Madrid.
1994  LLADRÓ. Art Gallery. New York.
1999-2000-2001 INTERART. Valencia.
1998-1999-2000-2001-2002  Gabernia gallery. Valencia.
2009  House of Culture of Xativa. Retrospective Exhibition: "A Journey through the vibrations of color".  January-February
2009  M.U.V.I.M. Valencia. Retrospective Exhibition:  "A Journey through the vibrations of color". September-October.

2011 Ateneo Mercantil of Valencia

Competitions

The artist next to one of his canvases

 

 

1956  II AUTUMN LOUNGE. Valencia.
1956  V NATIONAL COMPETITION OF PAINTING. Alicante.
1958  IV AUTUMN LOUNGE. Valencia.
1959  V AUTUMN LOUNGE. Valencia.
1959  NATIONAL COMPETITION OF PAINTING. Madrid.


1961  CONTEMPORARY ART. I MARCH LOUNGE. Valencia.
1962  III MARCH LOUNGE. Valencia.
1962  VIII AUTUMN LOUNGE. Valencia.
1964  X AUTUMN LOUNGE. Valencia.
1964  V MARCH INTERNATIONAL LOUNGE . Valencia.
1964  NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF FINE ARTS 72. Madrid.
1966  VII MARCH LOUNGE. Valencia.
1967  XIII AUTUMN LOUNGE. Valencia.
1971  XVII AUTUMN LOUNGE. Valencia.
1972  NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF FINE ARTS 72. Madrid.


1973  AZORÍN AWARD OF PAINTING. Alicante.
1973  XIV MARCH LOUNGE. Valencia.
1973  CITY OF MURCIA AWARD . Murcia.
1974  I SPRING LOUNGE. Valencia.
1993  20TH CENTURY LOUNGE ART SHOW PALACE FAIRS AND CONGRESSES. Marbella. 

Prizes

The boat. 48x38cm. Oil on board. 2010

 

 

1964  Two works awarded by the X AUTUMN LOUNGE, acquired for the Mercantile Atheneum of Valencia.
1969  Work selected and acquired by the Honourable Town Hall of Valencia.
1971  First Prize of the XVII AUTUMN LOUNGE of Valencia.
1972  NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF FINE ARTS 72. Madrid.
Work selected for the itinerant Exhibition and acquired for the Section of Museums.
1973  Honorific mention XIV MARCH LOUNGE of Valencia.
1974  Silver Medal I SPRING LOUNGE of Valencia.
1974  Work selected and acquired by the Headquarters of Fine Arts for the SPANISH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART of Madrid.
1976  Work acquired for the Honourable County Council of Barcelona. 

 

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